The Perfect Way To Cook Mutton Biryani With Recipe And Pro Tips!
The perfect way to cook mutton biryani (with recipe and pro tips!)
Sometimes all you need is your comfort food to make your day better. For some, it may be pizza or street food, but for most non-vegetarians, it is a classic mutton biryani recipe that satisfies the soul.
When served with mixed raita and mirchi ka salan, you’re in culinary heaven! Attempting to make biryani from start to end at home can be intimidating due to the numerous steps involved. But you don’t have to wait until big festival / event to treat yourself; here’s a recipe breakdown and some pro tips for making the perfect mutton biryani.
Stage 1: Meat marination
The key to a good mutton biryani is the right spices, the ideal cooking time and tender meat. Choose a Mutton biryani cut from Yummyli, which includes cuts with fat, making the biryani more aromatic.
Mutton (goat meat) from Yummyli is precleaned, so you can go ahead and combine the ginger garlic paste, salt, turmeric, biryani masala, red chilli powder, lemon juice, curd, and oil in a mixing bowl. Marinate thoroughly and cover. Allow this to rest in the fridge for at least 4 hours overnight. The longer the meat rests, the softer it will be.
- Keep the mutton out of the fridge while you start preparing the other ingredients for the biryani.
- Allow it to reach room temperature before cooking.
- While the onions and chillies are being sliced, soak the rice for 30 to 40 minutes.
Stage 2: Cook the mutton
Heat ghee or oil in a heavy-bottomed pan or pressure cooker. Combine the spices. Add sliced onions and green chillies right away. Fry them evenly until golden brown, then set aside half of them.
Transfer the marinated goat meat, followed by the chopped mint and coriander leaves. Begin sautéing on a very low flame for 3 to 4 minutes. Cook for 10 minutes on low heat while keeping it covered.
- Pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles or continue to cook in the pot until the meat is soft and tender.
- Cooking in a pot requires frequent stirring to avoid burning.
Stage 3: Prepare the rice
Boil some water and add spices like bay leaf, shahi jeera, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon while the meat cooks. After that, season with salt. Then add rice and cook. Drain it using a strainer.
Pro tip: The rice must be fully cooked but still have a bite to it.
Stage 4: Bring the biryani to life
Now that the mutton and rice are ready, it is time to layer them properly so you can enjoy this heartfelt meal. The mutton should be soft and have a thick gravy as per stage 2; this will be the first layer and placed at the bottom of the pot. The next layer is a mixture of curd, fried onions, coriander, and mint leaves. The third layer is the rice, topped with extra fried onions and mint leaves. To blend all the flavours, cook these layers on low heat for 15 minutes and let it rest for another 15 minutes.
Pro tip: Cover the pot with a heavy lid. If you don’t have a heavy lid, cover it with a lid and a heavy pot filled with water.
Serve hot with a side of raita or a spicy mirchi ka salan. This wholesome mutton biryani will impress your guests. Be it a dinner party or celebratory occasion, mutton biryani is the way to go! Order fresh meat cuts from Yummyli today and try this recipe.
Note: We recommend you consult a nutritionist or a medical expert before consuming fish & meat in case of any allergies. The above benefits are referred to from published online articles.